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Humanoids Announces New Staff Expanding Editorial, Design, Sales & Marketing, and Media

Humanoids Publishing has announced new staff to kick off 2022. The publisher has recently named Sean Brice as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. In his new role, Brice will oversee the sales, marketing, distribution, and consumer strategy for Humanoids English-language publications in Print and Digital. 

Brice previously spent nearly a decade at Dark Horse Comics, most recently as their Director of Trade Sales and Book Marketing. During his time there, he was responsible for dealing with distribution partners and managing sales and marketing for all Dark Horse books. Brice has worked on top-selling series such as The Umbrella Academy, Berserk, The Witcher, and Plants vs. Zombies and with world-renowned authors such as Neil Gaiman, Chuck Palahniuk, and Margaret Atwood, as well as with such licensors as Netflix, Nintendo, HBO, and Sony. His marketing and sales expertise led Dark Horse to numerous bestsellers on the New York Times and Amazon lists. He is a two-time graduate of the University of Oregon, most recently with a Master’s in Business.

In editorial, Humanoids has appointed Marvel veteran Jake Thomas as Executive Editor. During his time at Marvel, Thomas worked on several high-profile series including The Punisher, Black Widow, Venom, and Alien. He has over a decade of experience in the industry pitching and developing projects, hiring talent, and guiding book production through all stages of development. Thomas is also an accomplished writer of both short stories and screenplays.

Beth York has joined Humanoids as Development Director, Film and Television, leading creative endeavors and development in adapting the media company’s IP portfolio for film & TV. Prior to joining Humanoids, York was a development executive at Original Film working on such shows as Amazon’s Emmy-nominated The Boys, S.W.A.T. for CBS, Happy! for Syfy, and I Know What You Did Last Summer for Amazon, in addition to an extensive development slate. Before Original Film she worked at Sony Pictures Television in Drama Development and at Paradigm Talent Agency.

Finally, former Dark Horse employee Sandy Tanaka joins Humanoids’ Design Department with twenty years of design and marketing experience, starting in music and film and entering comics publishing nine years ago. Tanaka’s responsibilities include graphic design on its publications as well as assisting the media department with presentations.

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